Macro world in your own garden


posted on 21st of june, 2012


Weekends at cottage offers a good change for taking photographs of nature and this spring I took a bit closer look in what is going on in my garden.

I have one extreme macro lens which, due to its limitations, most of the time of a year collects dust in a drawer. The lens is capable of taking pictures of small objects/models that are only up to 15cm away (approximately) from the lens front element. The lens is Canon's MP-E65 which is capable of magnifications of up to 5:1x. So, as I've spent a lot of money for the lens and macro flash, I decided to use it for the purpose it was acquired for.

A close look at the uncut grass and... there it is, the macro world. A bit higher, on the bush leaves you may find beautiful colorful and hairy pests / caterpillars....

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Posted by Risto40 on July 04, 2012
I use canon mt-24ex with the mp-e65 lens and 580exii with 100mm lens.
Recently I started to use both flashes together with the mp-e65 lens - the 580exii is in the slave mode and flashes background in order to get rid of black backgrounds, so the pictures would look more natural. There's no pictures taken with 2 flashes together in this blog but here 2 examples:

   Caterpillar on a green leaf       Black tick on a straw   

As you see, no more black backgrounds.
Posted by Tonnywu76 on July 04, 2012
Great Macro.
share some of my Macro shot. Not taken in my garden though.
Wandering the type of Macro Flash that you use.
[imgl]http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-robber-fly-image25404903[/imgl]
A Robber Fly, taken with Nikkor 105mm f/2.8.
Posted by Mark6138 on June 24, 2012
Excellent macro images!



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